Get Clinton and Trump to debate hunger issues


By Robin Stephenson

How are the presidential hopefuls planning to end hunger? We don’t know because the one issue they are both silent about is people who are poor.

On September 26, NBC News anchor Lester Holt will moderate the first presidential debate between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton. Since Holt gets to pick the topics of the debate, we have a unique opportunity to make hunger and poverty part of the conversation!

If you are on Twitter, tag Lester Holt in a tweet to ask the candidates what they will do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide.

A broad group of organizations in the Vote to End Hunger Coalition have designated today as a “Day of Action” on social media. Add your voice to hundreds of others telling Holt to ask the hunger question.

Poverty and hunger are expensive and hurt our nation. Voters know it, but do the candidates know it? Share this graphic on your Facebook page by clicking on the image and help spread the word.

Too many Americans struggle with hunger – 42 million, to be exact. If you, like me, are voting to end hunger, we need to hear how Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are planning to end it.

Robin Stephenson is the national lead for social media and senior regional organizer at Bread for the World.

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